Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Bunko pass-a-rounds for Saturdays party.

Here are the Pass-a-rounds that I made for the Bunko game on Saturday.  Yes they are candy bars wrapped up real pretty and hidden inside are tickets for the Grand prize Basket of goodies.  Here is the pic.

I really meant to work on the prize bags today, but have had a very busy day.  That is my priority tomorrow.
I am so excited about Saturday, I am having so much fun making all this stuff.  I can't wait to see everyone and meet my new friends at the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea book kick off party.

Happy Scrappin',


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday February 4th is our Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book Kick off.

Shannon and I are planning a huge Idea Book Kick off party for Saturday.  We are playing Bunko from 1-3 pm and then croppin' till we drop or 10:00 pm, which ever comes first.  I have been working on some decorations and wanted to give a sneak peek.  I am using the new Lucy level 2 paper pack, Cotton Candy and Pear.   Everything is CTMH except the Umbrella handle, plastic cups and candy.

I made the Umbrellas by cutting a 2" X 12" strip of paper and scoring it every 1/4" I folded it and glued the ends together.  I then used hot glue to secure the one edge together while holding a Stir stick in the center and added the little scalloped circle on top after I folded it between each of the scallops.  The paper on the right of the Bunny is a cupcake wrapper that I am putting inside the clear cups and filling with Valentine candies, each will have an Umbrella too.

I am making little packages for the prizes for Bunko and the pass-a-rounds.  I will show those later.  
The Bunny is our Bunko Bunny.

This party is gonna be a lot of FUN!!!

Check back often to see what else I post this week.

Happy Scrapin',


Thursday, January 26, 2012

More Artwork

I helped three of my grandchildren make cards today for their Great Grandparents.  Here are the cards.
This is the card Jordan made for his Great Grandma Barbara, for her Birthday today.  It is made with Roxie level 2 papers, a label cut out on the Cricut and a rose from a retired set.  The heart is cut from the Cricut also. The swirl that is stamped on the heart is from Harvest Happiness C1463.

 I helped Miss Hailey make this one for GG Barbara, it is made with the Sonoma level 2 papers and Smoky plum.  The flowers, heart and ticket are all cut out with the Cricut.  The heart was then embossed with an embossing folder from Stampin'Up.  The ticker was stamped with I Love You from the Tag the Occasion B1362. I added the rhinestone brads.  I punched the Decorative scallop border and sponged all the edges with Dessert Sand ink.
I helped Zack make this one for Great Grandpa Ron.  To tell him thank you for his gift.  We used Wonderland level 2 papers and Cut the Circle card, hearts and half circles out with the Cricut.  We stamped the hearts with the swirl from Harvest Happiness C1463, then layered one on Twilight card stack and popped it up with foam tape.

Miss Mary made one for Great Grandpa Ron last week that was an easel card.  It had a flower pot with 3 purple layered flowers.  It turned out very nice and I forgot to take a picture of it. Maybe she will bring it back before they send them off.

It is always nice to hear what others think of our cards,  give some love by leaving a comment.

Happy Scrapin',


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New artwork.

My DH's 60th Birthday is tomorrow and I made a couple cards for him.  We couldn't figure out how to get together on his actual Birthday so we got together last night.  We had pizza and Red Velvet cake.  YUM!!!. Ok well they had the cake and I had fruit. I did make my own Pizza, I used a brown rice tortilla and I mixed onion, garlic and Basil into tomato past and put the tomato paste on top of the tortilla.  I then added ground turkey, mushrooms and pineapple then shredded Rice cheese on top.  Baked in the oven at 425 for 10 minutes till the cheese melted.  Yum.

Any way here are the cards I made for him;

I made this card for all of us to sign for Steve.  I used Sonoma level 2 papers with Stamp sets Blue Ribbon C1464 and November's Stamp of the Month Cherish the Day S1111.  The Happy Birthday stamp is from Gracious Greetings a set that has been retired for years, but I still love it. I used Dessert Sand, Colonial White, Olive and Smokey Plum CS and Dessert Sand, Cocoa, Olive, Petal and Smokey Plum ink.  I added 2 large Cocoa brads to the labels that I cut out with the Cricut.  I cut the Tickets and star out with the Cricut also.

I made this card to give Steve on his actual birthday.  It is an easel card.  I used The edge strip from Roxie level 2 paper pack Hollyhock, Dessert Sand, Dutch Blue and Sky CS  I used  Decembers' Stamp of the months Mad about You S1112.  I punched some Butterflies from the Hollyhock cs and stamped them with the swirl from the stamp set and colored the bodies with Dessert Sand ink.  I added the HEELS to the second ticket because I added High Heels to the inside of the card. (See below) I cut the heels from black cs and from the Zebra stripe B&T paper.  I also used the Happy Birthday from Gracious Greetings on this card. I cut all the tickets from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.
 I get SVG Cut files from MyScrapChick.com and the shoes were a new file from this week.  It also comes with socks and boots and you can make cards with them.  So cute and they are on sale.  You should check out the site.

I like how both of the cards turned out, I hope Steve does too.

Happy Scrapin',


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Get Well card

Here is a card I cased from Tresa Black over at Fabulously Artsy 

I used the stamp set from Rock The Block to make this card.  I used Smoothie, Pear, Black and White Daisy card stock.  Smoothie and Tulip ink.  I punched a 1/2" and two 1/4" circles from black then added sparkles.  The Get Well is from Tag the Occasion B1362. I stamped the Get Well on a 3/4" White Daisy circle and layered it onto the 1" Black circle.

Happy Scrapin',


Monday, January 16, 2012

Thank you cards for Steve.

I finally finished the Thank you cards for Steve to send out.  I mostly used CTMH products but occasionally I used some SU stamps too.  I tried to keep them pretty simple, so here they are.
 I used an old SU background stamp and the Thanks is also SU.
 This card is using CTMH's Sonoma Level 2 Papers Chocolate, Colonial White and Olive CS, Olive, Bamboo and Dessert Sand Ink . The stamps are Love Life D1482 and A Little Thanks D1444.
 I used the same stamps and papers only changed the stamping a little.
 I used some older paper here and I can't think of the name.  I cut out the decorative labels and Leaves out with the Cricut using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  The flower is CTMH Scallop Circle punch and the Thanks is SU's.
 I used the CTMH's Wonderland Level 2 Papers and Colonial White CS.  I cut the card out with the Art Philosophy cartridge then layered the wonderland papers.  I used SU's Thanks stamp and the CTMH Love Life D1482 stamp set.
 These are also made using Wonderland Level 2 papers and the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

 I made this card using an old French Script background stamp and CTMH's Love Life D1482 stamp set.  I also used the Sonoma level 2 papers and Gypsy CS.  I also used Dessert Sand ink.
 I took Sonoma Level 2 papers and stamped SU's French script on it then added a flourish from Love Life D1482 then added it to the Colonial White card base.  I stamped The SU Thank You onto Colonial White cs and stamped the flourish from Instant Memories C1466 

  Like I said earlier I tried to keep them simple because I had so many to make.  
 I plan on making more projects soon so check back often.

Happy Scrapin',


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Potato Leek Soup and new Artwork.

I got up this morning and it was snowing so I started working on my Thank you cards.  I need to make about 30, I got 4 done, but took a break to make Potato Leek soup.  I make mine a little different because of my diet, but it is so delicious.  Today I added some chicken to the soup.  My family loves this soup and they aren't restricted from Gluten or Dairy.

Here is the recipe.  I don't measure mine but I will give you an estimate on the measurements.

Potato Leek Soup (Gluten and Dairy Free)

1 large Leek (sliced and separated then soaked in water to get the dirt out.)
6-8 medium potatoes (Diced)
2-3 Celery Sticks
1 cup Diced Carrots
2 tablespoons Parsley
2 tablespoons Basil
1 medium Onion
3-4 tablespoons Garlic
1-2 teaspoons Salt
1-2 teaspoons Pepper
3-4 Tablespoons Olive oil or Safola oil
1 Qt chicken stock
1 Qt Rice Milk

Pour oil in the pot you are using for the soup, heat on med-high heat.  Add potatoes, cook till almost tinder.  Stirring often.  Add 1 cup chicken stock and continue cooking.  Drain your leeks and add to the potatoes.  Add the Carrots and Celery too.  Add your Parsley, Basil, Onion, Garlic and the rest of the chicken stock.  Simmer till all is tinder.  Put in blender and add Rice milk to blend.  This may have to be done multiple times to blend it all.  I like the potato chunks so I only blend part of it.  Add back to the pot and mix in the rest of the Rice milk.  Add salt and pepper to taste and your soup is ready to serve.  Remember you may have to adjust the seasonings as they are just estimates because I don't measure them.  I go by taste.

Here are the Thank you cards that I have completed so far.  These are quick and simple because I have so many to make.  I did change them up a little.

My Daughter sent me a pic of the grandchildren playing snowball baseball in her front yard.  
It is still snowing here but it is not sticking.  I wish it would at least for a day or two.

Happy Scrapin,'


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Steve's Retirement Ceremony

It has been busy for me the last couple months.  My Dear hubby retired from the Air Force and we had his retirement ceremony on the 7th of January.  We had the ceremony at the base and they said we had the largest family turn out ever, so after the ceremony they gave all 35 of us a wonderful tour of the areas that Steve has worked in over the last 33 years.  It was awesome.  I even learned things that I never knew about his job and skills.  They had a cute slide show of some of the deployments he has been on and the Commander even shared a short story of one of the deployments they went on together.  
I might share the slide show soon.  Here are a few pics of the event.
 Steve's boss Pat Tracy
 On the left was all the Air Force members who wanted to come and on the right is all of our family.  This is Steve's brother David and his wife Tammy and Son Gabe.  Behind them is our friends Bob and Donna.
 Here the Commander is telling his story of when Steve picked him up at the flight line in the UAE.
Steve wore his Blues because I said I wanted to see him in them one more time.  Isn't that sweet? 
 All the guys and gals standing at Attention, 
while the commander gave Steve his Retirement pin and certificate, below.

 Jeff and I worked together to order a flag that was flown over the US Capitol, 
then Jeff made the beautiful case and engraved a plaque for the front.
 Here Neil is presenting a gift to Steve from his shop, it is a silver coin with a F-15 Eagle on one side and a Bald Eagle on the other.  It was a perfect choice for Steve.  Neil shared how much he has learned from Steve over the last couple years.  He even got choked up.  It was very touching.
 This is Jeff again presenting Steve with an autographed lithograph of an F-15 Eagle.  
All the pilots signed the lithograph, and Jeff made the frame and matted it. 
They presented me with an award and flowers for supporting him and taking care of things at home.

Here are some of the awards, including the Lithograph. 

 Steve and I with his Mom.  I am so glad she was able to come down and be here for the ceremony.  
She is so proud of her children and Steve is her eldest.

 After the ceremony, Floyd and Pat took us out to the hanger where they let all of us go up and see the inside of the jet and almost every one took advantage of it.  They gave a great tour.

 Mom David and Gabe coming down from looking at the inside of the jet.
 James took, Piper, Mary and Kylie up to look and Kobe, Hailey and Keyanna were waiting to go next.
 Our friends Lee and Loyal walking with Pat and Steve, on our way back to the shop where they showed the pilots helmets and the night vision glasses, they were cool to look through.
 Here we were all learning about the helmet and flight suit.
 Pat loves to talk about the equipment and what Steve had to do with all of it.  Very interesting stuff.

After the ceremony and tours, we invited everyone back to our house for food.  While we were on the tours, our Daughter Dawn and our Niece Tarina went back to our house and pulled out the food and cooked the couple items that needed to be heated just before we ate.  
I don't know what I would do with out them, they help me so much.  Thanks girls, I LOVE YOU!!!

My Friend Loyal helped me make the banner, then I got the idea to hang boots on it.  It is all made from CTMH paper and the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge except the boots and they are from the Stand and Salute Cartridge.  If you look closely at the picture below you can see the boots that I hung on the dinning room light behind Steve.
James gave Steve a flag that he had had flown in Iraq while he was there in 2006, for Steve's retirement.
  Here is a picture of the table shortly after we arrived home.
 Here are a few Friends and family who came to the house.  
Steve, Charlie, Bill, Rex, Harold, Steve and James.
 This is what was left of the cakes until the girls got a little idea to each take a rose and shove it into their mouths.  Yes by girls I mean Dawn, Tarina, and my Sister Shirley.
 They were so funny,  Shirley had never done this before but thought it would be fun, so here she is with Tarina and their cheeks stuffed with frosting.  My great Niece Amber is watching here Nanna be quite silly.
 Dawn won the contest with the least amount of frosting all over and she was the fastest at shoving it in.  I was standing on a chair to get these pictures and almost fell off from laugh so hard. 
Miss Mary decided to get in on the action too.  

I was looking at Pinterest the other day and found a sign that fits me. It said,
 "I laughed so hard I had tears running down my legs."

I bought Steve a new TV for his retirement gift.  The man has everything so what else was there?

 James spent 3 days at least setting it all up and getting the remote programmed.  
It is 3-D and has internet TV.  We have downloaded lots of apps including We Draw which we use our Samsung cell phones as controllers.  The screen is only .33 inches thick.
 We get Netflix too. 
It also has a mood lighting app how cool is that?

We bought it the day after Christmas and we are still trying to figure out how to use the digital remote.  

Well I have lots of Thank you cards to make and some birthday cards too.  

Happy Scrapin,'